New York: Simon and Schuster, 1967.
Paperback. 9" X 6". 96pp. Mild wear to pictorial paper wraps with toning, rubbing, and light creasing to covers and edges. Dust-spotting to edges of text block. Spots of toning to inside of rear cover. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound. Laid in ephemera includes a typed letter dated 1967 from Dan Green, the Vice President of Simon and Schuster, and pamphlet with essay by Ronald Gross entitled "Found Poetry."
An astonishing literary experiment--to turn the language of popular culture into poems just as the pop artists turn Campbell's Soup cans and comic strips into visual art. Ronald Gross takes the words from Brillo boxes, from such things as tax forms, headlines, mass circulation magazines, and casts them into sonnets, odes, epigrams, haiku and modern free verse so they stand out as language.(Publisher). Good. Item #8432